Copa America 2021 basically will feature 10 teams from the South American confederation CONMEBOL and the other two team of the Asian Football Confederation or the AFC. The representatives of the CONMEBOL include Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina whereas the AFC representatives comprise of Australia and Qatar.
Who are the Copa America 2021 hosts?
The hosting duty of the Copa America 2021 is shared by Argentina and Colombia. It will be the 10th time that Argentina will enjoy the privilege of hosting the tournament, while it is the second time for Colombia.
Rather, it is for the first time since 1983 that the tournament is held in more than a country.
Copa America 2021 schedule
The group stage of the Copa America 2021 will begin on 11th of June. In this match the co-hosts Argentina will take on Chile at Estadio Monumental in Group A. However, this group stage will end up by 1st of July with the knockout stage of the quarter-finals being played on the 4th and the 5th of July.
After the quarter-finals matches, the Semi-final will be held on the 8th of July. This will be further followed by the third-place play-off on 11th of July 1. Ultimately, the final match will be witnessed on the 12th of July.
Where is Copa America 2021 final being played?
The final match of the Copa America 2021 will be played in the Colombian city of Barranquilla at Estadio Metropolitano. It is the home to the Colombia national team, Atletico Junior and Barranquilla. It is even known as the El Metro out of love by the fans and local people. It has a good capacity of holding over 60,000 people in the stadium itself.
Previously, Estadio Metropolitano was put in use in the year 2001, when Colombia hosted the Copa America. Though, the final of the tournament on that occasion was held in Estadio El Campin in Bogota.
Why are Australia & Qatar competing in Copa America 2020?
It has been interestingly found that the CONMEBOL has established the tradition of inviting some teams from the continents not belonging to South America to come and compete in the Copa America.
For the upcoming 2020 edition, the invitation has been extended to the Asian Federation Confederation, namely Australia and Qatar. It is going to be a competitive debut for Australia and the second time involvements in such tournaments for Qatar.
Other teams who are even invited to play in the Copa America includes – the United States national team of men, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Japan, Jamaica, Haiti and Honduras.
Interestingly, no invitee has till date ever won the title of Copa America. However, Mexico has been beaten twice in the final of the year 1993 and 2001 while has got itself registered on the third slot in the year of 1997, 1999 and 2007.
Who won the last Copa America?
In 2019 Copa America, Brazil was declared as the winner. The tournament was held in Brazil itself where they defeated Peru by 3 – 1. The goals for the Brazilian side were made by the Everton, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison. While when it comes to Peru, Paolo Guerrero was the one who secured the only one goal.
However, with that win Selecao, had his ninth triumph registered in the name. This brought them closer to the list of the most successful team which has Argentina with 14 winning titles and Uruguay with 15 winning titles registered. Uruguay is the most successful team recorded in the competition.